Sabitri Brata 2012 Sabitri Brata is observed by married women in Orissa (Odisha) and eastern parts of India for the wellbeing of husbands. Sabitri Brata falls on the Amabasya or No moon day in the month of Jyeshta. This popular observance is based on the Savitri – Satyaban story from the Mahabharata. Sabitri Brata 2012 [...]
Chandan Yatra Festival 2012 in Puri (Orissa) Akshay Tritiya day is celebrated as Chandan Yatra Festival in Puri, Orissa. It is also observed by Krishna devotees at Iskcon, Mayapur & Vrindavan. Chandan Yatra is a festival of the Lord Jagannath. From this day, construction of the chariots for the annual Rath Yatra festival is begun. [...]
Labour Day 2012 Dates May 1st of every year is celebrated as Labour Day in India. It is also celebrated as International Workers’ Day. It is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated [...]
Akshaya Tritiya Day 2012 Akshaya Tritiya festival is mainly observed by Hindus. It is an auspicious day in Hindu Calendar. This festival is also known as Akha Teej or Akshya Teej. Akshaya Tritiya is a Hindu and Jain holy day that falls on the third Tithi (Lunar day/Sun & moon both are in chorus peak [...]
Sudarsan Pattnaik Orissa Awarded Godavari Gaurav Samman from Minister Sharad Pawar World famous sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik (known for his Sand Sculpture), received Godavari Gaurav Samman from the hands of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at a glittering function on Saturday at Nashik. Congrats !
Pana Sankranti 2012 Pana Sankranti is also known as Maha Vishuva Sankranti or Mesha Sankranti and is celebrated as Oriya New Year or Odia Nua Barsa. It is the beginning of the New Year in the traditional Hindu Solar Calendar. On this day the sun enters the sidereal Aries or Mesha rashi. Every year Pana [...]
Sri Rama Navami 2012 Sri Rama Navami is celebrated on Chaitra Sukla Navami (the ninth day of the bright half of Chaitra). Lord Sri Rama was born on this day and many years later married to Devi Sita on this day. Lord Sri Rama’s intense adoration for the motherland has been immortalized by a legendary [...]
Utkal Divas 2012 Orissa April 1 of every year is celebrated as Utkal Divas by all Oriyas (Odias) all over the world. In 1936, on this day Orissa became a Swatantra Pradesh. After the defeat and demise of the last Hindu king Mukunda Dev, Odisha lost its complete political identity in 1568. To regain our [...]